Buying a house in Charleroi Borough? Up to $10K in assistance available

Up to $10,000 is available right now to people who want to buy a home in Charleroi Borough … but they need to take advantage of it as soon as possible. The money — available through the state’s housing trust fund — may be put towards a down payment or closing costs, says Jonathan Weaver, […]

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Mon Valley Initiative Receives Grant from EQT Foundation for $25,000

Homestead, Pa., August 4, 2016 – Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from the EQT Foundation to further support improvements to Meadow Park in Charleroi Borough. Understanding that their ultimate vision of a truly functional and well-loved greenspace in the community had not yet been achieved, the […]

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Rebuilding the Mon Valley 2015

The Mon Valley Initiative Housing & Real Estate Development Team works with local Community Development Corporations (CDCs) toward a renewed community by  implementing a diverse range of resident-identified revitalization strategies, including homeownership, historic preservation, planning, multi-family development, parks and public infrastructure improvements, and commercial development and marketing efforts.  The depth and diversity of our program’s […]

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#MakeADifference With MVI in 2015-16

We’re kicking off the 2015-16 Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) Annual Appeal and asking YOU to partner with us! MVI was built on the premise of partnership. It’s what allows us to carry out our mission of “Working together to unite the communities and restore the economic vitality of the Mon Valley” since we formed as […]

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Allegheny County and Mon Valley Initiative Announce Braddock Ribbon Cutting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Allegheny County and Mon Valley Initiative Announce Braddock Ribbon Cutting Braddock, Pa., October 28, 2015 – Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly-renovated Free Press Buildings in Braddock, featuring speeches by HUD Pittsburgh Field Office Director Jane Miller, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Braddock Council President […]

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Recently renovated Free Press Buildings attract new business to Braddock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Recently renovated Free Press Buildings attract new business to Braddock Braddock, Pa., October 22, 2015 – Studebaker Metals, a metal accessory and jewelry manufacturer, is the first commercial tenant in the recently renovated Free Press Buildings in Braddock, PA, developed by the Mon Valley Initiative (MVI). Business owners Michael Studebaker and Alyssa […]

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Swissvale Plays Matchmaker for the Overlooked and Forgotten – Homes, that is.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Swissvale Plays Matchmaker for the Overlooked and Forgotten – Homes, that is. SWISSVALE, Pa., April 17, 2015 – Swissvale’s local Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) is working hard to gather all the fixer-upper homes in town, attract a few people who don’t mind giving some extra love and attention, and bring them together […]

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Boarding Up Blight in North Braddock

How would a college knock out blight in North Braddock, PA? On Saturday, April 18, North Braddock Cares, Inc. will have 40 students on hand to ask that question! 30 student volunteers from Slippery Rock University and 10 from Penn State University Greater Allegheny campus will be working in North Braddock from 10AM to 5PM […]

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Mon Valley Initiative Expands Homeownership Opportunities in Monessen

As the recipient of a $233,386 grant from Westmoreland County, the Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) will provide Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance to low to moderate income individuals and families in an effort to stabilize the housing stock and to provide affordable homeownership opportunities in the City of Monessen. Each eligible household may receive […]

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Rebuilding the Mon Valley 2014

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The Mon Valley Initiative Housing & Real Estate Development Team works with local Community Development Corporations (CDCs) toward a renewed community by providing high quality, affordable housing. The impact this program can make in these communities is huge. Here is a lineup of some of our communities’ biggest development accomplishments in 2014: Charleroi Main Street [...] Read More Rebuilding the Mon Valley 2014